ERIC Number: ED350863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Persian Language & Culture.
Designed to be used as complementary instructional material for American students as well as second-generation Iranians in America, this work presents a collection of material for teaching Persian language and culture. Research and analysis of some relevant linguistic issues, interactive methodology of language teaching and acquisition, and models of instructional material are included. An introductory section includes discussion of elements of learning, successful understanding and communication, and a schematic classification of the content of the volume. The four main sections of the volume are as follows: (1) Instructional Tools (language, meaning and the Holy Koran, Islam, phonetics and phonology, writing, and verbs); (2) Instructor's Material (communicative interaction material for the classroom, communicative performance alternatives such as scenario and role playing, proficiency, and testing strategic interaction); (3) Classroom Material (Noruz, marriage, politeness protocols, and education and training); and (4) Additional Tools lexicon of the vocabulary used in lesson plans, selected readings, selected references, and a bibliography. Appended are the ACTFL provisional proficiency guidelines. Contains 55 references. (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Classification, Communicative Competence (Languages), Cultural Awareness, Education, Holidays, Islamic Culture, Language Proficiency, Marriage, Non Roman Scripts, Persian, Phonetics, Religion, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Social Behavior, Socialization, Sociolinguistics, Standards, Teaching Methods, Training, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Verbs, Vocabulary, Writing Instruction, Written Language
Elahe Mir-Djalali, University of California, Department of Linguistics, P.O. Box 40345, Berkley, CA 94704.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Dept. of Linguistics.